What happened in Lalgarh should not have happened: Buddhadeb

Last Updated: Sunday, January 9, 2011 - 00:39

Canning (WB): West Bengal Chief Minister
Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Saturday strongly disapproved of the
firing in Lalgarh, allegedly by CPI(M) cadres, saying it
should not have happened and asked all political parties to
exercise restraint.
"What happened in West Midnapore yesterday was not
good. If should not have happened. Killings and bloodshed must
stop otherwise all development work will come to a halt. All
political parties should observe restraint," the chief
minister said while inaugurating a bridge over a river here.

"We don`t want violence. We don`t want people to be
killed. We will not allow killings. Killings must stop," he
said.

Bhattacharjee said the state government wanted jobs
for the poor and peace. "We want to development work for those
still living in darkness and in tears. Violence will destroy
everything."
The Chief Minister`s remarks came a day after
West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan denounced the Lalgarh
incident saying it was a "day of shame and sorrow" for the
state and asked the state government to act before it reaches
the "point of no return".

Land and Land Reforms Minister Abdur Razzak Mollah
said the state was eclipsed by the `demon of violence`.

"We have to be on guard against conspiracies to create
largescale unrest across Bengal which can only stall the
development process. I can tell you such attempts are on even
in the Sunderbans to throw us back," Mollah told the
gathering.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, January 9, 2011 - 00:39
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